Thursday, March 31, 2011
Johnnie Rodriguez in Las Cruces, New Mexico - 1980's
Denise M. A. Brown: I met Johnnie in Las Cruces New Mexico outside a White Sands Credit Union. I thought it was strange that he was dragging a suitcase full of books through the sand but in NM in the 80's, it could have easily been a performance piece. Later that day, I found him in the back of the NM State U library where I worked as a janitor. He was studying economic abstracts and eating peanut butter from a jar and had a long conversation with me about his ideas about Pop art.